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  • CES students receive music awards

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School fourth-graders recently received music awards. They are, from left, front, Charles Pettigrew, KaLisha Murphy, Reagan Knight, Chloe Gupton and Joshua Mahan. Back: Myles Murrell, Randy Harris, Malaya Hoskins and Travis Nash.

  • Locals win Farm Bureau scholarships

    More than 200 Kentucky students have been chosen to receive college scholarship grants totaling $269,100 from county and state programs administered through the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and by individual county Farm Bureaus.

    The scholarships, offered annually, were awarded to recipients who displayed the greatest levels of academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership abilities and financial need.

  • Locals selected for Rogers Scholars program

    Two Taylor County students have been selected to attend The Center for Rural Development's 2011 Rogers Scholars summer youth leadership program.

    Kaitlyn Benningfield and Don Dabney of Taylor County, both sophomores at Taylor County High School, will join high school students from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky for a week of Rogers Scholars, a leadership training program on the grounds of The Center.

    Benningfield is the daughter of Keith and Sherri Benningfield of Campbellsville. Dabney is the son of Don and Susan Dabney of Campbellsville.

  • Fair starts June 3

    Calen McKinney

    reporter@cknj.com

    Fun, food and family events will make up this year's Taylor County Fair.

    This year's events kick off Friday, June 3 with dairy and youth shows and continue on Saturday with the annual horse shows.

    Midway rides will begin Monday, June 6 and continue through Saturday, June 11. Special events will be each night, from pageants to singing competitions.

  • Honoring Sacrifice

    About 50 people attended Campbellsville's Memorial Day Service on Monday.

    Past organizer Bob Rotschi, Vietnam veteran Bill Perkins, State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young spoke at the annual event.

  • Four injured in two-vehicle crash

    Four people were injured Tuesday at about 6 p.m. in a two-vehicle crash on KY 55.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Denisha Polston, 29, of Russell Springs collided her 1999 Dodge with a 2003 Chevrolet truck driven by William C. Posey, no age given, of Greensburg.

    The report states that Posey was attempting to cross KY 55 from Lone Valley Road and pulled into Polston's path.

    Adreanna McCallister, 16, of Greensburg, a passenger in Posey's vehicle, was ejected from the vehicle.

  • Siren system alerts residents of severe weather

    Ellen Hittson

    cknj@cknj.com

    Every day, once noon strikes, a siren from the Campbellsville Fire Department is heard across the county. That same siren can cause panic among a household when sounded to alert the community of a tornado warning.

  • Fun in the Sun

    The pool at Miller Park is now open daily through Tuesday, Aug. 2. The pool will also be open on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7 before closing for the season.

    The pool will be closed to the public on June 25 and 26.

    Pool hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3 per person. Season passes are $50 for one person, $90 for two, $120 for three and $150 for a family of four or more.

  • Two injured in US 68/KY 55 crash

    Two people were treated and released from Taylor Regional Hospital last Thursday following a three-vehicle crash.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 11:48 a.m., Corey Hafley, 29, of Greensburg was driving a 2001 Ford east on US 68. Hafley attempted to avoid a collision with another vehicle, striking a 2005 Ford F-350 driven by Horace B. Hammers, 68, of Rochester, Ky. Hammers' vehicle was stopped in the southbound lane of KY 55.

  • Two rescued from Green River

    Two people were rescued from Green River on Memorial Day afternoon.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and emergency rescue response teams from Green and Breeding were dispatched to a swift water rescue mid afternoon on Monday at Green River involving two people. The incident occurred about a mile past the old iron bridge.

    When rescuers arrived they found both people holding on to a tree about 25 feet from the bank. Neither person was wearing life jackets.